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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 21, 1899)
VOL. II. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , DECEMBER 21 , 1899
OFFICES : OVERLAND THEATRE BLOCK.
J. STERLING MORTON , EDITOH.
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have been mem
bers of both the old political parties ,
stand a chance two to one greater for
promotion than those who have been
only democrats before their "benevolent
assimilation" by the Allen-Holcomb
combine. Allen had all the old repub
licans and many former democrats im
portuning his appointment. But Hitch
cock was supported by those who had
been only democrats before they became
microbes in the vast office-getting trust
But a pointer in populistic politics in
Nebraska is not worth much unless pre
ceded or inspired by a pointer from
Texas ; thus animated , Poynter appoints
the man who named Bryan presidential
candidate of the populists at St. Louis
in 1896 , U. S. senator.
A CURE-AL.L. . ,
cure-all seems to
be patronized by nearly all the long
haired male and short-haired female
reformers of the United States. When
ever any economic evil troubles , or a
social nuisance bothers a community ,
the professional reformer proposes cor
rection by an enactment. They declare
money to measure all values , can be
made by statute out of irredeemable
paper. This they call scientific money.
And the shadow of an egg boiled five
minutes would be scientific nutriment.
Why not enact that all solid ice in
the Missouri river shall be cheese , and
all snow on the plains flour ? Such an
enactment would have the same efficacy
as.one declaring forty-eight cents worth
of silver the equal of a hundred cents
worth of gold.
. . , , - , . , , , , , .
that Gilbert M.
Hitchcock has profound reasons for
intimating that , in his judgment , the
proposed presidential ticket , for the
Chicago platform dervishes in 1900 , of
"Bryan and the Whole Hog" is entirely
in keeping with the character of states
manship which named Allen for the
appointment to the senate. What Bryan
could not get and keep the Hog might
live on but he would not grow fat.
100O. , . , . ,
of the United
States know perfectly well that the
advocacy and establishment of the gold
standard may , like charity , cover a
multitude of sins. They , therefore ,
very wisely proceed to pass a law by
which gold becomes permanently en
throned in the American republic , for
all time to come , as our standard and
least fluctuating measure of value and
best medium of exchange. This is
patriotism. It is also , in a smaller sense ,
partisanism becanse.it leaves the Chicago
platform propaganda without a live
issue for 1900. There is nothing for
spellbinders of the silver-tongue breed to
prate about in the way of an immediate
change of the financial system of the
United States. If any one attempts to
haul down the standard of value and
debase the currency , spot him.
The hilarity and
exuberance of Col.
Edgar Howard over the nomination of
Silas Holcomb to the supreme court has
been duplicated by that game and
gallant disciple of populism in his re
joicings because of the appointment of
Allen to the senate by Death and Gover
nor Poynter. Death , primarily , and
Poynter , secondly , have rendered
Howard the happiest of all the hypocrites
now pretending to trust in the visions
and vagaries of fusion , illusion , delusion
and confusion as represented by a leader
ship which in Nebraska.at all times , has
sacrificed principles , friends and party
for personal promotion. Wo congratu
late Colonel Howard upon having said
"amen" to Governor Poynter's senator-
making and also upon his having avoided
the utterance of the terrible profanity
which his volcanic heart threw up to
his lips , on that tempestuous occasion to
which as a "benevolently assimilated"
democrat he so pathetically refers.
JUST LEARNED , i
FRANKFORT , Ky. , Nov.9 ( Special. ) i
Senator Goebel tonight received the v J
following congratulatory telegram from i
the Hon. William J. Bryan : i
"LINCOLN , Neb. , Nov. 9. To the Hon. " j
William Goebel , Frankfort , Ky. I
have just learned that returns are near
enough complete to insure your election.
Accept hearty congratulations. I am
sure your administration will strengthen
the party. WILLIAM J. BRYAN. "
What party ? Chicago platform ?
Free silver republican ? Populist ? Or
"the party hereunto subscribing ? " Will
Goebol's non-administration be equally
efficient as a "strengthoner ? "
Kiuley in a very
long message to congress omitted to
dilate upon the glories of a protective
And now Senator Lodge , who has
been everlastingly delivering mono
logues upon the advantage of protection , h >
has introduced a bill to put hides on the *
Since the Spanish war began and
greater revenues have been reqxiired
no statesman has proposed to raise them
by higher protective duties on imports.
Who is the rock-rooted
next - protec
tionist to recant as to the economic
heresy of a high tariff ?
CREMATORIUM.Nebraska City is
old enough , large
enough and wise enough to calmly dis
cuss the propriety of building a crema
torium. Incineration is becoming more
and more , among thoughtful men , to be
considered preferable to burial. It re
moves many dangers to the living and
is less repulsive than the slow processes
of decay. To be resolved into original
elements , to float off among the clouds ,
and leave only clean white ashes to re
plenish the earth is far better than to
await in the grave nature's chemistry
to do its work of disintegration.
The renowned Ian Maclaren Watson
has propounded the question , "Should
Old Clergymen bo Shot ? " , which has
provoked many to be humorous. It
would seem indeed that when they
cease to write good stories and become
regular contributors to the Ladies' Home
Journal , something might be said in
behalf of the affirmative.
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